One of the tools I have found to be most successful for my students is utilizing a structure to analyze story problems. While I understand that some students do not need a prescribed structure, many students do not know how to analyze a problem and create a strategy solution plan of action. Using a problem solving model emphasizes the steps necessary to solve problems successfully. Over the years, my students have shown much success solving math story problems using my two favorite models. Click here to read my original post. Happy Reading!